Evidence-based Treatment of Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders
Douglas Woods, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee
In this overview, Dr. Douglas Woods provides an overview of the phenomenology of tics and factors that exacerbate tics. In addition, Dr. Woods discusses the evidence-base for habit reversal therapy and behavior therapy for tics. Financial disclosures: Research support from NIMH and Tourette's Syndrome Association; Speaking Honoraria from Tourette's Syndrome Association and various academic institutions; Royalties from Guilford, Oxford, Context Press and Springer Press.
Douglas Woods, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Woods received his Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been the PI or Co-PI for several NIH and TSA funded treatment studies for Trichotillomania and Tourette's syndrome. His research interests include tic disorders, impulse-control disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and behavioral therapy. Dr. Woods is also a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Tourette's Syndrome Association. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, presented more than 127 papers at National and International Meetings, and is the author/editor of 8 books.